[PLUG] Suggestions for Wireless router

Santosh Dawara sdawara at gmail.com
Wed Jun 7 22:09:34 PDT 2006


 > I'm looking for suggestions regarding which Wireless Router I should
 > purchase ? (Cost/upside/downside)

I am using a Netgear Router with my Iqara connection.

I recommend Linksys and Netgear for the best value, in that order.

 > I want enough signal strength such that I can access the conneciton from
 > other room (w/o line of site)

My Netgear router does provide a strong enough connection .

This is only anecdotal, but it appears that one RCC wall cuts out about 
50% of the signal strength on my Netgear. My Linksys router on the other 
hand (WRT54G) appears to be a lot stronger.

Your mileage may vary - so do test your hardware.

 > I wish to setup secure connection, such that my neighbours should not 
'ride'
 > on to my connection.

I am using WPA - works well with Linux & Windows XP SP2

- Santosh

Desi Penguin wrote:
> I think I (finally) have working broadband connection at my home. (Yet to
> reach home, to see it working)
> But Iqara allows to install the Dialer to work from only one PC. Seems 
> like
> MAC address of PC is tied to Cable modem, somehow.
> I can change the PC but then first one will not connect anymore. (They
> update some Database @ call center, it seems)
>
> So my plan is to connect Cable modem to Wireless router, and then connect
> both PC as well as laptop to the router.
> They've verbally agreed that they support this configuration.
>
> I'm looking for suggestions regarding which Wireless Router I should
> purchase ? (Cost/upside/downside)
> I want enough signal strength such that I can access the conneciton from
> other room (w/o line of site)
> I wish to setup secure connection, such that my neighbours should not 
> 'ride'
> on to my connection.
> Mine is Cable Modem, so ADSL Wireless router that BSNL provides is not an
> option.
>
> If you have similar working setup, then please share your experience as
> well.
>
> Thanks,
> -DP
>


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Santosh Dawara
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